Tuesday November 23rd 2010, 10:15 am
Snapshot: Kris Kristofferson in “Cisco Pike”
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Tuesday November 23rd 2010, 10:00 am
Video of the Day: Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers
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YouTube Preview ImageSeth Avett- London Town

Seth Avett performing Tim Hardin’s “London Town” live in November 2010. The video was shot by Crackerfarm, who gave us his “Top 10 Intense Passionate ‘Love’ or at Least Obsessive Lustful Stalking Songs” back in May. Click here to check his mixtape out.

Monday November 22nd 2010, 10:33 am
Movie Lounge: Beach Boys- An American Band
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A documentary about the The Beach Boys from 1986 that features interviews, concert footage and rare clips from movies and television shows they appeared in, including Smile-era studio outtakes, the unreleased 1967 concert in Hawaii and extensive interview footage from the mid-’70s. Thanks to Matt from the Blank Tapes for the tip! You can watch a preview of the video below, and then click “watch this entire film for free” to do just that (please note that you will be taken to another website). Enjoy!

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Monday November 22nd 2010, 10:15 am
Snapshot: Delaney and Bonnie and Friends
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Monday November 22nd 2010, 10:04 am
Video of the Day: Kira Skov & Marie Fisker
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YouTube Preview ImageKira Skov & Marie Fisker- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Kira Skov & Marie Fisker performing a cover of Ewan MacColl’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” live on Danish tv in 2007 as part of a program about Johnny Cash. Check out Cash’s version of the tune–plus the original recorded version performed by Ewan MacColl’s inspiration for the song, wife Peggy Seeger (half-sister to Pete Seeger)–after the jump. What’s your favorite version of this song? Roberta Flack? Elvis? Peter, Paul and Mary? Bert Jansch? Gosdin Brothers? Tell us in the comments.

Friday November 19th 2010, 1:00 pm
Snapshot: Bob Dylan, John Sebastian and Terry Southern
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Woodstock, 1964.

Friday November 19th 2010, 10:23 am
Video of the Day: The Byrds
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Byrds- Jesus Is Just Alright

The Byrds performing “Jesus Is Just Alright,” a song previously recorded by the Art Reynolds Singers, a gospel group produced by Gib Guilbeau who was a former bandmate of Byrds’ drummer Gene Parsons. It was Parsons who heard the recording and brought it to the Byrds, who then modified the gospel arrangement to include Clarence White’s heavy fuzz-toned guitar. A few years later, in 1973, this same song would be a Top 40 hit for the Doobie Brothers with an almost-identical arrangement.  This live recording took place on September 23, 1970, at the Fillmore East for a concert legendary promoter Bill Graham had put together for a PBS-TV special entitled “Welcome To The Fillmore East.”

Thursday November 18th 2010, 7:43 pm
Style Find: Style Stalker
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Straight out of Australia with a complete South-Western twist, we here at When You Awake are nothing short of obsessed with the new Desert Fox collection by Style Stalker.

A quick skim through their blog and its obvious to see Style Stalker’s recent trip to Taos, Marfa, and Salvation Mountain inspired the grouping of earth tones, turquoise, and snakeskin. A job well done ladies, you can order your new Spring look on their website for a wallet friendly(ish) range of $50-$300. The model’s amazing eyebrows on the other hand, no money can buy. More pics are after the jump.

Thursday November 18th 2010, 10:02 am
Video of the Day: Van Morrison
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YouTube Preview ImageVan Morrison- Tupelo Honey

Van Morrison singing “Tupelo Honey” live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1980. Not sure about the whole talking/singing bit a the 1:37 mark—but the sax solo by Pee Wee Ellis more than makes up for it.

Wednesday November 17th 2010, 10:50 am
Movie Lounge: Peter Adair’s Holy Ghost People
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Holy Ghost People is Peter Adair’s fascinating 1967 documentary about a Pentecostal church in Scrabble Creek, West Virginia. The doc features interviews with church members alongside intimate footage of their services which included speaking in tongues, snake handling and the healing power of hands as a testament of faith. The video player is set up like a playlist, so when the first clip stops, the next clip will automatically start. Enjoy!

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover- Gospel of Mark